Clinical Research Finds Waterpik® Water Flosser Significantly More Effective Than Sonicare® Air Floss Pro
Waterpik® Water Flosser Proven Over 50% More Effective at Reducing Gingival Bleeding
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (August 10, 2015) -
With the recent introductions of new oral care tools that claim to make flossing easier, it can be confusing to determine which is the best choice.
A recently published study reported that the Waterpik® Water Flosser is significantly more effective than the Sonicare® Air Floss Pro
at improving gingival health. The study was conducted by All Sum Research Center in Canada.
During the four-week study, 69 subjects were given the Waterpik® Water Flosser or Sonicare® Air Floss Pro, plus a manual toothbrush
to use for their daily oral care routine. Clinical results illustrated that the Waterpik® Water Flosser was over 50% more effective
than the Sonicare® Air Floss Pro for reducing gingival bleeding and 32% more effective for reducing gingivitis.
“These findings were not surprising” says Deborah Lyle, Water Pik’s Director of Clinical Research. “The Water Flosser has
repeatedly shown the ability to remove plaque from interproximal and subgingival areas and improve oral health. It is an easy and
effective way for people to maintain good oral hygiene with minimal time and effort.”
Water Pik, Inc. is committed to sponsoring high quality clinical research studies conducted by universities and independent research
facilities which are published in peer-reviewed journals. This new research builds upon the existing body of evidence that the Waterpik®
Water Flosser is a perfect choice for interdental cleaning. There are over 60 published clinical studies on the Waterpik® Water Flosser
that demonstrate it is safe, very effective and can improve oral health.
“It is well known that tooth brushing is not enough to prevent oral disease,” said Dr. C. Ram Goyal, BDS, lead examiner. “Most people
do not like to floss and having a product like the Water Flosser that has overwhelming research demonstrating safety and efficacy and
is easy to use allows me to feel confident recommending it to my patients.”
For more information on Waterpik® Water Flossers and clinical research results visit www.waterpik.com.
About Water Pik, Inc.
Water Pik, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative personal
healthcare products sold under the Waterpik® brand name. The Company has developed and introduced
many products that are considered the first of their kind and have led to the formation of new
markets, including the Water Flosser, and the pulsating shower massage. The Waterpik® brand is
one of the most trusted oral health brands of dental professionals throughout the world.
The Company's products are sold through a variety of channels, including mass merchandisers,
drug store chains and specialty retailers. Headquartered in Fort Collins, CO, the Company operates
facilities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information,
visit the Water Pik, Inc. website at waterpik.com. Water Pik can also be found on
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